I drew as a child whenever I had the chance. In grade school, I loved comic books and learned to draw from them. In high school, a teacher encouraged me to apply to art school. I was accepted and graduated with a B.F.A. from Columbus School of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.
A friend was working for advertising agencies in San Francisco as a story board artist and helped me get a start. When I discovered storyboards, I saw the direct connection to comic book illustration. Before long I found work and new friends at a number of ad agencies. The Wall Street Journal and other daily publications like The Washington Post started using my portraits and caricatures. I still work with pencil, pen, paper, water color and markers and believe there is still a place for hand-drawn work.